Chris-Craft said it signed 12 new stocking dealerships in the United States, Canada, France and Spain.
Chris-Craft was formed in 1922 in Algonac, Mich. By 1927 it was the largest builder of mahogany powerboats, but it transitioned to fiberglass in 1971. The company was purchased by Stellican Ltd. in 2001, and it builds bowriders and cruisers from 20 to 36 feet.
Chris-Craft said it is partnering with Tommy Bahama and Steinway Pianos at the 112th Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show.
Chris-Craft is seeking approval from Manatee County in Florida for a nearly 48,000-square-foot addition to its manufacturing facility.
Chris-Craft said Norm Kraus joined the company as a regional sales director.
Chris-Craft named Justin Short as regional sales director.
Stephen Julius darted around the 42-foot Down East-style express cruiser during a demo ride, answering questions, pointing out key features and showing off the yacht’s meticulous fit and finish.
SARASOTA, Fla. — More than 150 representatives from Chris-Craft dealerships in the United States and around the world gathered here during the weekend for the opportunity to test the boatbuilder’s entire fleet, including the new flagship Commander 42 and the new Calypso 30 dual console.
Chris-Craft said Gavan Hunt joined the company as vice president of sales.
Chris-Craft said today that it will reclaim one of the most famous names in its 142-year history when the all-new Commander 42 makes its debut at the builder’s 2016 dealer meeting in July.
Over the Top, a 21-foot 1961 Chris-Craft Continental, will be at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale from April 1-3.